Archive for October, 2016

My Birthday

October 31, 2016

It was that time of year again! I believe that you should celebrate, because that God has given you another year of life and influence! I always hear from our grown children usually just after my husband has wished me the first Happy Birthday of the day. This year our son got to me first thing and our daughter sent a video hello and good birthday wishes with her almost two year old son!

Well, the first thing after that we did, was go to Denny’s restaurant for my free birthday grand slam, which is two eggs, four pieces of meat and two pancakes. Well I didn’t want that much starch so opted for an English muffin instead and shared some of themeat with Kent..that was good. We then got some computer work done there. Then we stopped by Firehouse Subs and got a free sub for my birthday. I was glad to split that with Kent!

We then went back to our RV house and our friends Debbie and Dwain were there a few minutes later! They have a lot in Yuma, AZ and had invited us to come and see them there! We have been friends for about 7 years now and haven’t seen each other for about a year! They also have a big truck and big RV home and had been traveling back east this summer. So it was very good to see them and spend about 10 days together starting with my Birthday. We went out to Longhorn Steakhouse for a steak dinner dinner and it was delicious and I got to ride on a saddle while the waiters sang me a happy birthday song. We also went to Cold Stone Creamery for a free ice cream as well. Debbie and Dwain made it special by being with us today!

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Thanks for all the wishes and I am so glad for another year of life and ministry!

love, Jan for the Roaming Reimers

 

Traveling

October 31, 2016

Yes, we are back on the road. We have been traveling through fall weather in Oregon and even got caught in the tail end of that storm of the century which didn’t turn out so bad after all. Thankfully! BUT we did pack up load our car in the pouring rain one day! We really don’t like to do that, as when you hurry to get done, you can make a mistake! We went out in the rain again and re-checked things, just in case! And no we didn’t catch a cold because of the rain!

So we were driving through western Oregon but not the coast. Although we love the coast and do hope to go there next fall! We got to see our dear friend Phil who helped Kent to do the truck modifications to carry our Smart Car in spring 2015. Phil’s wife Jeannie was away with family in a quilting retreat! That sounded like fun too!But we did miss seeing her too!

We were in a bit of a hurry as we had to be in Southern California for a retreat with co- workers. We had a wonderful time connecting with these other mission workers and times of prayer and reflection which really helped me.  It was a bit of a hairy drive to this retreat center but once there is was great! It was in a more remote area and the wild turkeys and Mule deer were abundant and not at all afraid of us! There were lots of trees and beautiful scenery which added to my healing calmness.

Some  pictures…

More pictures of the SILVER Spur Retreat Center

It was a great retreat and then we continued down the road.

love, Jan for the Roaming Reimers

Travel and good vists

October 17, 2016

We have been “on the road again” as the song that is sung by Willie Nelson. We do enjoy our freedom to go down the road. And the beautiful scenery and great friends that we get to visit along the way.

We were a part of a missions conference in Seattle and had a wonderful time there. Some of our WorldVenture colleagues helped us and it was great to get to know them a bit better too. We also saw missionary friends of many years, here she and I are standing at her booth. These weekend conferences are pretty busy so it was a fun time to have lunch with Cindy and her husband.

We have seen some new friends recently that live at the base of Mt Rainer. It was such a lovely spot to stop for a few days of rest with Bruce and Melody. God gave us three beautiful days to enjoy that lovely scenery. Here is a picture of their house with Mt Rainier in he background. The fall is a very hard time to get this view so we were so very grateful! These friends have a place that they are fixing up as a guesthouse to give pastors and missionaries a retreat. They want it to be a ministry for them at this point in their lives. Stay tuned for more information once they are ready for guests in that place.

We also got to see my niece Jana again as she is living now in Washington. It was so nice to see her again.

Pictures of friends and my niece too and some scenery we have seen along the way!

We are currently in Oregon and are a part of a huge storm that has hit the North west this fall. Thankfully where we are has not had the high winds that were predicted for here! And after three days of hard rain, today we even saw the sun some! Yeah! But another night of torrential rain and some wind and we were ready to leave the Northwest!

We are looking for some sunshine today and warmer climates too!

jan for the Roaming Reimers

Family visits

October 7, 2016

The past few weeks have been busy. BUT the highlights are that we had two special visits. Both our daughter-in-law Teresa and grandson Silas came to visit and then a few weeks later our daughter Kara and Ivan came for a visit! We did miss our son! Josh and son-in-law Nick but the men had fewer days off but the girls came with their sons! We had two great visits. And as we were parked on Kent’s parents property, great grandma and great grandpa also had some visits too. I did mention before that Teresa and Silas were here for Kent’s parents 70th wedding anniversary.  And one picture here was of Silas and me having a movie night in our bedroom! Fun times!

Then Kara and Ivan flew in and we had a few more days to enjoy them. It was nice enough to even eat outside and so we did a few times. Ivan so enjoyed great grandpa’s farm and even found a bucket of water to play in. We had so much fun watching him explore and ” seeing” things from his shorter prespective too.  A walk always brought new discoveries for grandpa and grandma too. Some pictures of our adventures!

imageA four generation picture taken at one of great grandma’s favorite Chinese restaurant.

We are blessed to have our children and grandchildren want to visit us and even fly to do it! All of these visits with our family are very special and we are very glad to be able to share their visits with Kent’s parents too this time!

We continue on down the road and you will have to watch for our further adventures.

jan for the Roaming Reimers

Thoughts and prayer

October 6, 2016

A friend of mine called me this morning saying,,I awoke several times last night with you on my mind, Is everything ok?”

We had both been busy and had not talked since the spring, but I was soon lad that sh called had had a scare the night before and knowing that God has awakened her to pray of me was a true gift! What happened? We have our Rv house parked in Seattle at a church where we will be this weekend for a missions conference. Kent had gone into church after dinner to attend a class. I stayed home to rest and relax a bit.  A stranger knocked on the door and after he left I felt someone checking our doors and compartments on the rig to see if they were open.  I don’t know if it was the man nor if it was someone trying to hurt me, but I was  rattled! I had texted Kent immediately to see if he could come home. He came as soon as he could and I was ok but still a bit scared. Was this the reason God woke my friend? Who knows? But I was very grateful for her call and her prayers. Just a reminder to all of us to pray when God prompts us. Who knows but what we are helping someone in need or danger?

Thanks friend, Rachel for calling me and for your prayers and friendship!

Until later,

jan for the Roaming Reimers